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Indonesia Transport Ministry to raise floor prices for budget airlines

Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has plans to increase floor prices for low-cost carriers in a bid to bolster flight safety.

According to Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, they would soon make public new regulations on the price hike.

“Safety is number one. We must seriously apply it. It has been the time for us to carry out a calculation,” he said, speaking from the Presidential office.

Sumadi said that the hike will range from 5 to 10% and must be first synchronized with all stakeholders in the sector.

The country has had several air accidents in the past year, which involved budget airlines, which led to this campaign.

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